Cubs Prospect Billy McKinney Named Carolina League Player of the Week

The Cubs system received another accolade Monday when OF Billy McKinney was named Carolina League Player of the Week (May 4-10). McKinney had five multi-hit games during the nine-game stretch between May 4-10. McKinney was 13-for-30 with four doubles, two triples, a home run, nine runs scored, 12 RBI, eight walks and two strikeouts. Billy […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/11/15

For the first time since the season began, none of the Cubs affiliates has a losing record as Carlos Pimentel led Iowa both on the mound and at the plate to even the I-Cubs’ record. South Bend also moved to .500 despite good efforts from starters Trevor Clifton and Ryan Williams. Tennessee lost two despite […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/08/15

It was an up and down end of the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as Wednesday was a make-up day for Myrtle Beach and Tennessee. Charcer Burks and Gleyber Torres stayed hot for South Bend while no other prospect in the system may be as locked in as Billy McKinney right now. McKinney walked off […]


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Cubs Name 1B Dan Vogelbach, RHP Jeremy Null Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for April

The Cubs announced Monday afternoon the organization’s first minor league player and pitcher for the 2015 season. Double-A Tennessee’s 1B Dan Vogelbach was named the Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Month and Low-A South Bend’s RHP Jeremy Null was named the organization’s Pitcher of the Month for April. Dan Vogelbach tore up Southern League […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/04/15

The needle seems to be pointing up for the Cubs’ affiliates to start the week, as three of the four have reached their 13th win of the season. South Bend is riding the extra base bat of Yasiel Balaguert as Ryan Williams’ ERA keeps getting smaller. Myrtle Beach swept a series on the road behind […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: News, Roster Moves and a Rumor, but No Meat Loaf

The weekend started out on a positive note with Jon Lester picking up his first win and Addison Russell going deep for the first time in the big leagues. But the other two games against the Brewers didn’t go the Cubs way. The Cubs made a couple of roster moves and Welington Castillo found himself […]


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Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach Named to Baseball America’s All-Prospect Team for April

Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach tore up the Southern League in April and the Bash Brothers have kept hitting over the first two days in May. Schwarber and Vogelbach are providing quite the 1-2 punch for Double-A Tennessee. Baseball America released its All-Prospect Team for April on Saturday, and to no surprise Kyle Schwarber and […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/03/15

With the first month of the 2015 season over, here is an inside look at how the Cubs’ minor league teams are doing this year. Iowa Cubs Iowa has done the best they can having to cope with both injuries and needs at the Major League level. While it wasn’t a shock to anyone that […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/01/15

Gleyber Torres and Jeremy Null continue to be the story for the South Bend Cubs as the organization’s Low-A affiliate improved to a game over .500. Torres finished his first month with South Bend with a .352/.446/.423 slash line with a .868 OPS. And Null was a perfect 2-0 in four starts with a 0.79 […]


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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs, Prospects and the Draft on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden during Sunday morning’s Front Office (MLB Network Radio). McLeod talked about the recent call-ups of Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Javier Baez is expected to be back with Iowa by the end of the week. Baez […]


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